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Lower School

Thematic Studies

Thematic study fosters a lifelong love of learning and the acquisition of skills in numerous content areas.

Key concepts in myriad content areas connect to the theme, and strengthen links in long term memory. Students readily associate and integrate ideas when learning in authentic contexts. Science, language arts, sociology, history, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics are presented within the theme.


Exploring the theme, students are given choices that stimulate critical thinking and reflection. Project and inquiry based learning experiences create a rich environment with multiple avenues for success. The classroom becomes a safe environment where students can take risks.

Lower School Curriculum Guide

PreK - 4th Grade